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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME Chronicle only five. But his editorial columns clearly demonstrated that he understood the leadership potential of community newspapers and was dedicated to the improvement and well-being of each of the towns he served. When, after a three-month illness, he died on August 28, 1931 at age 43, his sons, James Harold (Dick) and F. W. (Frank) were 21 and 18 years of age, respectively. Frank, in fact, had completed high school studies only three months earlier, and, like Dick, would get the remainder of his education in a newspaper plant, termed by many the 'School of Grassroots Journalism.' Still, they took up the publication of the Chronicle, guided it through the Great Depression and, despite their youth, demonstrated the combination of business acumen and editorial ability that was quite obviously their heritage. In Payson, the co-publishers were frequently referred to as 'Dick and the Deacon.1 In Frank's case the nickname was a throwback to his early 'teens, when he became the only member of his high school crowd to achieve that status in his church. 'Dick' was obviously not derived from his proper name, James Harold, and the reason he was known as 'Dickie-bird' is somewhat clouded by the disappearance of a half-century from the calendar. Dick eventually terminated his newspapering career after 13 years; Frank continued until his death. Their father was a native of Salt Lake City, born November 27, 1887 into a family of commercial printers and binders. Their mother, Mary Gertrude Rasmussen, was born and raised in Fillmore, but as a young lady moved to the capital city, where she found work ~ and a husband. She returned home to give birth to their children, first Dick, then Frank, born on July 16, 1913 and then a daughter, Fern. In 1917, James H. moved to Fillmore, where for a time he was in construction work with his wife's family and became quite familiar with the town and county. As a result, when publisher Joseph Smith decided to sell the Millard County Progress-Review, Mr. 585
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416596
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416596